David Hollier Award
Luke Fairchild of the Dorset Expeditionary Society is the recipient of the David Hollier Award. On previous expeditions he has shown strong leadership potential and this award is to help him develop skills in the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon. This will involve canoeing, mountain biking and volcano exploration.
The six recipients of Everest Awards are members of expeditions with conservation, community or science aims plus trekking: Jed Burden from Hinchley Wood School undertook an expedition to Cyprus in April wreck-diving and carrying out sea bed conservation work. Tom Seagar is a member of a British Exploring Expedition to canoe and carry out environmental science projects on the Yukon River in Canada. Roxie Beaton of the Marina Academy, Plymouth will be in the Amazon Basin with Camps International carrying out conservation work with the opportunity to do some scuba diving. Charlotte Bloomfield of the St Thomas More Academy will undertake community work in Cambodia. Liah Blackman will be trekking and be part of a water aid project in Nepal with the Dorset Expeditionary Society. Cameron Macdonald will be trekking and involved in community project work in Java.
Vivian Fuchs Awards
Three awards have been made from the Sir Vivian Fuchs Awards Fund this year. They go to: Alexandra Daniels, mountain biking along the Congo-Nile bike trail in Rwanda; Annie Chichester-Constable from The Bohunt School in Hampshire, in Greenland carrying out science fieldwork and mountain and glacier exploration; and Charlie Hackforth, recce treks and bio diversity monitoring in Honduras.
Josef Lossl of the Whitchurch High School Cardiff is a member of an expedition to Borneo where he will be part of a team carrying out conservation & community projects. Freya Hawken will undertake an expedition on conservation and animal welfare in China.